Kenya could be forced to compensate miners due to policy violations

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Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Following an increase in royalties and the cancellation of mining licences, which negatively impacted companies such as rare earths explorer Pacific Wildcat and mineral sands miner Base Resources, a report from King and Spalding has suggested that miners seeking compensation could use existing bilateral agreements as a basis to contest these policies.

By Allan Bariyo

Kenya may have to pay compensation to miners for its policies passed in contravention of existing bilateral agreements with other countries, legal experts from King and Spalding have warned.

According to a report by the international law firm, ‘Recent Developments – Kenya, What Legal Options are Available...

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